Our Vision Key Aims Find ways to manage, protect and interpret an important archeological, geological, industrial heritage and ecology site. Create a vibrant and sustainable visitor attraction with visitors who will stay longer and spend more time in the county Make Brymbo Heritage Area a key tourist destination in NE Wales. A single storey centre blending in with the Ironworks to welcome visitors, provide facilities for the management of the site and visitor parking in front. Visitor and Management Centre Build an iconic steel and timber structure with a suspended roof that straddles the fossil site, creating a visual spectacle of a 350 million year old fossil forest with dramatic audio and cinematic effects. Visitor and Management Centre Fossil Forest Renovate and refurbish the ‘Machine Shop’ and its immediate area to create a flexible facility for major exhibitions, concerts etc. Visitor and Management Centre Machine Shop Fossil Forest Visitor and Management Centre Machine Shop Agents House Renovate and refurbish the ‘Agents House’ and its immediate area to create a flexible ‘Education Centre’ to support lifelong learning using the latest technology. Fossil Forest Iron Works Visitor and Management Centre Machine Shop Interpret the evolution of the siteAgents with House atmospheric and dramatic audio visual Fossil Forest presentations to capture the essence of iron making. Re-create a working foundry to demonstrate traditional skills. Renovate and refurbish the Colliery Buildings, pit shaft, heapstead, retaining wall and immediate areas. Within the Colliery Building, tell the story of ‘Brymbo Coal Mining’ through the ages with aritifacts accompanied by audio visual presentations. Iron Works Visitor and Management Centre Machine Shop Agents House Blast Colliery Fossil Forest Establish a route through the area for visitors to appreciate the varieties of flora, fauna and wildlife, by way of a high level walkway system. Iron Works Visitor and Management Centre Machine Shop Ecology Area Agents House Blast Colliery Fossil Forest Iron Works Visitor and Management Centre Machine Shop Ecology Area Agents House Blast Colliery Fossil Forest Main Challenges Make key people aware of the potential to create a Heritage Area and the issues involved. Protect the area against vandalism and theft. Attract funding partners.